Kwesta to rock 4Fordy

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halen­hyane Phakela

SOUTH African rap su­per­star, Kwesta “Mr Cool” ( pic­tured), is set to per­form in Le­sotho for the first time to­mor­row at the Khu­bet­soan­abased club 4Fordy.

Ac­cord­ing to the event’s Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer, Katleho Rammoko, they chose Kwesta since he is rid­ing high on a crest of pop­u­lar­ity in the neigh­bor­ing coun­try in par­tic­u­lar and Africa in gen­eral.

Rammoko also said the fact that he was yet to per­form in Le­sotho was an­other com­pelling fac­tor. She said: “Kwesta, also known as the African King of Rap, is one of the top 10 rap­pers in South Africa and his word play matches with his con­tem­pla­tive lyrics and witty punch­lines.

“He has al­ways man­aged to re­lease hits such as Boom Shakalaka, U Got It and Do like I Do which serve as a tes­ti­mo­nial to Kwesta’s tal­ent.”

Rammoko said rev­el­ers should ex­pect more South African head­lin­ers through­out the year as part of their ef­forts to give ex­po­sure to lo­cal artistes.

“We have also se­lected the best lo­cal rap­pers who will match Kwesta’s stan­dards and we be­lieve shar­ing the stage with him will raise the pro­files of lo­cal artistes and cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for fu­ture col­lab­o­ra­tions,” she said.

Kwesta will per­form along­side L-tore, Jiji F, T-mech, Skebz D and Sir­nic among oth­ers.

Born Senzo Mfundo Vi­lakazi 26 years ago in Katle­hong town­ship in the East Rand of Jo­han­nes­burg, Kwesta earned his stripes by win­ning rap bat­tles.

In early 2010 Kwesta was se­lected to be a Brand SA am­bas­sador per­form­ing as the head­line act at their na­tion­wide road­show tour in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup. He also col­lab­o­rated with African greats like 2-Face, Jozi and oth­ers on MTN’S Ev­ery­where You Go an­them which fea­tured Kelly Row­land from Des­tiny’s Child.

His de­but al­bum Spe­cial Rek­west was re­leased in Septem­ber 2010 and spawned the hits Flava which se­cured a DSTV synch-deal for their sum­mer theme piece.

The re­lease of his big­gest smash hit Boom Shaka Laka fea­tured Kid-x of Cash­time Fam was ar­guably the big­gest re­lease of 2012 and also marked his de­par­ture from But­tabing En­ter­tain­ment in Novem­ber that year to es­tab­lish his own in­de­pen­dent la­bel, Ur­ban­tain­ment.

Kwesta’s sopho­more al­bum DAKAR - Da King of Afrikan Rap which was re­leased dig­i­tally Novem­ber 2013 re­ceived rave re­views from fans and in­dus­try in­sid­ers and even won him the Best Hip Hop Al­bum at the 2014 Metro FM Mu­sic Awards.

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